MENA Teacher Summit being held in October: Professional Development Conference for MENA’s American Curriculum Teachers & Administrators 

mena-teacher-summitCheck out the official press release from our team in the Middle East

DUBAI, UAE, September 27, 2016 – On Friday, October 7, and Saturday, October 8, MENA region American curriculum teachers and school leadership teams will convene at the Universal American School in Dubai. This regional event is a platform for teachers to engage and learn from renowned educators and scholars. Topics at the summit will address best practices in leadership, data, curriculum, and English Language Arts and Math Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards implementation. Organized by KDSL Global and the GCC ASCD Connected Community, this first annual conference aims to advance teaching and learning to benefit the region’s American curriculum students. The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading.

The pre-conference and keynote address will be led by Bryan Goodwin, President and CEO of McREL International and an ASCD author.  Bryan is the author of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, and co-author of The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching and Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning: Tools for Achieving Success in Your School. Day one will be a pre-conference session focused on Going Far By Going Together: Following What Matters Most and Improvement Pathways. Bryan said, “I’m looking forward to joining educators from across the region to learn more about their work—their bright spots and challenges. I also hope to ‘demystify’ school improvement by sharing with everyone what research has identified as the straightforward pathways schools and systems can follow to help their students succeed. I’m excited to join you all in October!”

The summit provides access to top education publishers and education organizations. Alonzo Sherman, Managing Director of A-List Education Services Middle East and summit partner, said, “At A-List, teachers are our greatest assets. We were founded by, are led by, and are built around highly-trained teachers. We are proud to sponsor the MENA Teacher Summit and look forward to engaging with teachers from all over the region.”

Other summit partners include the Northwest Evaluation Association, Smart Education, the UAE Learning Network, Teach Middle East Magazine, Interactive Data Partners, SEN World, Follett, Computers Explorers, ESOL Education, Kidproof, Edubeanz, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, Limitless Education, Sylvan Learning, MISIC, Teacher+Leader Learning Company, BEAM, McREL International, IngeniousEd, Arab Gulf Education, Pearson Middle East, Hachette Antoine, Education Journal Middle East, Envision, RYE Consulting, EDspired, The Global Sleepover, Edarabia, Universal American School, Soh Cah Toa, Makers Builders, MidSchoolMath, Ribbon Events, ArabiCollege, PanWorld Education, Curriculum Associates, GEG UAE, TechKnowledge, Project Purpose, and Professional Minds.

Educators and school leaders from MENA region American curriculum schools are encouraged to attend. Registration closes on 2nd October. To register and view the agenda, sessions and presenter biographies, please visit

PRESS CONTACT Kevin Simpson, KDSL Global,, +971 50 289 8417

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